Crete: all the best of Greece in a single island
As the largest Greek island, Crete is a versatile holiday destination. The size of the island means there are still many undiscovered spots. A hired car will give you plenty of freedom to explore the island at your leisure. From secluded bays to charming villages, Crete will treat you to new vistas everyday.
4 reasons for choosing Crete
Walk the Samaria gorge or one of the other 50 gorges
Relax on the fantastic beaches such as Balos Beach
Visit the Knossos excavations, the Arkadi monastery and the Frangokastello
Discover the beautiful countryside: from lofty mountains to the palm tree forest
Off to Crete!
TIPS AND FUN FACTS ABOUT CRETE
Useful and fun to know before departure:
Dining times in Greece are later than elsewhere, with most restaurants only opening around 18:00 or 19:00 hours.
Water shoes are a good idea in the sea: rocky beaches in particular are often home to thorny sea urchins.
Mezze are small Greek snacks ordered for lunch or as a starter. They're certainly worth trying!
If a car driver flashes their lights at you, don't be alarmed. It simply means they're going to overtake you or are already overtaking you.
When can I fly?
Flight schedule to Crete
||Summer||23 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023||
A wonderful island with very friendly people. Wonderful beaches, good food and beautiful surroundings.